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Half-Moon Banana Pastries Recipe | Chinese Cuisine

Half-Moon Banana Pastries Recipe | Chinese Cuisine

These crunchy pastries are rather dry, and are traditionally served with a cup of Chinese tea. TIME: Preparation takes about 25 minutes, resting time for the dough is 30 minutes and cooking takes approximately 20 minutes. VARIATION: Make up the. pastries using different fruit fillings. COOK’S TIP: The cooked dough in this recipe is very crisp. Serve the pastries with a fruit drink in summer and hot Chinese tea in winter. WATCHPOINT: Be sure to seal the edges of the pastries thoroughly so that no filling escapes during cooking.
Prep Time 55 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Desserts, Pastry, Sweet
Cuisine Asian, China
Servings 4
Calories 43 kcal


  • Dough#
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 lb all-purpose flour, sifted
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • #Filling#
  • 3 bananas
  • 2 tsps sugar
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Few drops of lemon juice
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten


  • Cut the margarine into the flour and salt. Using your fingers, incorporate the water gradually to form a ball. Wrap a damp cloth around the dough and leave it to rest in a cool place for 30 minutes.
  • Peel and crush the bananas with a fork. Add the sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Mix together well.
  • Roll out small pieces of dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into circles. Place a little of the banana filling on each round of dough. Fold into half-moon shapes and seal the edges first by pinching together with your fingers and then by decorating with a fork.
  • Continue until all the dough and filling have been used.
  • Brush the beaten egg yolk over the half-moon pastries. Pierce the pastries once to allow steam to escape during cooking. Cook in a moderate oven, 350°F, for approximately 20 minutes, until crisp and golden.
Keyword Dessert recipes, Fruit Desserts